Sports and music go together like beer and pretzels: one just makes you want the other more. Stadiums constantly pump these tunes to keep crowds happy and energized. They’ve become as much a part of the sports experience as cheerleaders and hot dogs vendors.
But I often wonder how some of these became associated with sports. “We Are the Champions” and “Eye of the Tiger” are pretty natural fits based on their titles, but “Y.M.C.A” and “Sweet Caroline”? And I never would have expected that a White Stripes song would become an anthem chanted at every football game—and do those people even know that’s a White Stripes song? Jack White is scowling all the way to the bank.
Grab some face paint and crank it up while you watch your favorite sportsball activity.
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